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Getting to know the pet industry

Information for those looking to start a business in the pet industry

Resources to help you get to grips with the UK pet industry. Including statistics and membership organisations relevant to the sector.

Data and statistics

Pet food manufacturer association (pfma)

  • A summary of UK pet population statistics

Pet data report 2017 produced by pfma

Spending on pets

  • An insight into consumer spending on pets

Walk my dog

  • Business advice on starting a dog walking business

Pet Food in the UK

  • Paid for report produced by Mintel

Britain’s pet owners

  • Paid for report produced by Mintel

Resources from the World Pet Association 

  • Including newsletters, buyers guides and the latest news

Publications relevant to the pet sector

  • Pet Gazette
  • Total Boarding Magazine
  • Your Cat
  • Crufts the Magazine
  • Pet Product Marketing
  • Pet Business World
  • Pet Magazine
  • Dogs Today
  • Dogs Monthly
  • Your Dog
  • K9 Magazine
  • Animals and You
  • Your Pet Magazine

Pet blogs

There are hundreds of pet bloggers across the world. Here is a handful to provide an insight into what they are talking about with the potential to provide inspiration for a new business idea.

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Membership organisations

  • The Kennel Club  
  • Pet Industry Federation; this is the umbrella organisation for the following:   
    • Pet Retailers Association
    • British Dog Groomers Association
    • UK Kennel and Cattery Association
    • Pet Suppliers and Manufacturers Association
    • Pet Services Association

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